Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park

 
 

Wood Avens
Geum Urbanum

of the Rose family
a perennial

30-60 cm high
blooms June - August
likes woodlands
can be seen around the pond and path between the Roman Bath-house and the South Beach

   
 In centuries past these flowers were used as a charm against evil spirits, insect repellant and even for flavouring ale..They have an association with St Benedict from which is derived their alternative name, Herb Bennet. Their seeds can hook themselves onto passing animals and birds.